Dr. Zinerva (ZIN) White Jr. is a native of Florida, receiving his undergraduate degree from Florida A & M University and Master and Doctorate degrees from Beacon University. In March 2008, Dr. White was the recipient of the 2008 Florida A & M University Alumni Association's Distinguished Alumni Award.
Upon receiving a Commission as an Officer, he served 21 years in the US Army as a Commander and Training & Development Officer. Over the course of his career, he received the Combat Infantryman's Badge, the Silver Star for heroism, Soldiers Medal for heroism, Bronze Star, Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry for heroism, two Air Medals and two Purple Hearts for wounds received in combat, among others.
Upon retirement from the military, Dr. White became Divisional Vice President for Ideal Incorporated in Texas, where he was instrumental in establishing Training and Distribution Centers throughout the state, moving his division from the bottom to the 2nd highest in the company. Upon completion of his tenure with Ideal, he was employed by the City of Norfolk, VA, working as a local Government Organizational Training and Development Officer. During this time, he was instrumental in working hands-on with City Managers and Department leaders, assisting them in developing strategies for improving the performance of local government, thereby, helping them realize their vision of higher performance.
Currently he is involved in many facets of organizational development with universities, governmental organizations and business leaders and has conducted Leadership Retreats throughout the United States. Accordingly, he has been able to impact many organizations for change. For the past eighteen (19) years, Dr. White has served as a Leadership Development Consultant and facilitator for the Weldon Cooper Center at the University of Virginia. As a facilitator and team leader for the Senior Executive Institute and the LEAD programs, he has been able to create a unique team building environment.
His motto is,
"We Can Make a Difference and It Begins with Me."